Category Archives: Collaboration

Building on Success: Celebrating the Launch of the New Right Turn Program Sites

By Patricia D. Gill, Senior Program Associate, National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership Last December, NCWD/Youth’s host organization, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), was proud to announce the selection of four … Continue reading

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DC YWLA: Changing the Workforce World – One Leader At A Time

By Patricia D. Gill, Senior Program Associate, National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership. During their recent ceremony (and celebration!), the very first graduates of the DC Youth Workforce Leaders Academy (YWLA) shared … Continue reading

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YWLA: Turning Youth Service Professionals into Pros!

        By Patricia D. Gill, Senior      Program Associate & Shaina Cook, Program Coordinator at the Institute for Educational Leadership  Great things can happen when people from different sectors collaborate. This is particularly true when working with youth and … Continue reading

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Changing the Youth Narrative from Behind the Walls

By Byron Kline, Project Manager for the Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development. “No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be … Continue reading

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Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Diversity in the Disability Community

The following is a cross-post from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog. The blog is written by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner for the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under ACL.  As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it … Continue reading

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When “Eat Your Vegetables” Isn’t Always An Option

By Jason Farr, Program Associate, with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development If you are a person with a disability reading this blog, you are much more … Continue reading

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Transforming How Youth See Their Communities, and Themselves

  By Byron Kline, Project Manager for the Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development.  “…But now I learned to earn ‘cause I’m righteous / I feel great so maybe I might … Continue reading

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Professional Development that Works: DC Workforce Professionals Find Value in New Learning Community  

By Julie Jean Louis, intern at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development With little money and even less spare time, organizations and systems often struggle to carve out the resources and leap the logistical hurdles to offer … Continue reading

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Policies to Address Poverty in America

Last month, the Hamilton Project revealed its 14 policy proposals that, when enacted together, wouldsucceed in Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis. The proposals created fit into categories of early childhood education, supporting disadvantaged youth, building skills, and improving safety net and … Continue reading

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“Same Struggle, Different Difference” – Opportunities for Togetherness

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by  Dylan Orr, chief of staff for the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Each June, the LGBTQ+ community … Continue reading

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